Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.
Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.

If you are coming from Lina, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (

So for my project I made a test tube holder...

I found the tutorial for the holder here.  I pop dotted the sentiment on some yellow patterned paper and used glue dots to attach it to the test tubes. I inked all the edges and added the gumball machine and a few buttons. Then I filled the test tubes with gumballs and finished them off with a twine bow.

Paper- Core'dinations(green) DCWV(Mod Retro Stack)
Stamps- Jaded Blossom(Gumballs)
Twine- Trendy Twine(Peppermint Stick)
Other- Memento Black ink, buttons, Copics, red distress ink, test tubes

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to and find out how to become a marrow donor.

Your next stop is Tonya.

Here is the entire hop list for day one in case you get lost:


Unknown said...

I Love this!!!
<3 Pam (yes~ Ymail)

Liz said...

how cute is this, I've never this before!


sweetnothingspaperco said...

Awww... this is soooo cute! I love the little jars with the gum drop in them! Cute! TFS!

Cyndi S said...

This is such a cute project. I love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Candace Pelfrey said...

I love this Jamie!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Doris P. said...

Jamie - way to cute!! I want to make these too!! are one of them for me?? LOL

kim.scrapper said...

What a "stinkin" cute idea for a card, tfs

Vicki said...

What a cute project. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I have never seen such a unique, awesome project! I love it! I'm definitely going to check out the link you provided and learn how to do this. Thanks so much for participating in this hop. Very important cause. ~ Pat :)

Cathy said...

Your project is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

toooo cute!

Leslie-kbgirlygirl said...

Super cute project!!So creative!! Love it! TFS


Annie's Paper Boutique | Trendy Twine said...

Jamie, super cute idea!

Charity - Adams Acres said...

I just love this. I have to get me some of those test tube. Cute, cute, cute!!!!

Amber J said...

I've never seen one of these before, it's amazing! Thank you so much for participating in this hop.

Tonya said...

I'm in love with your test tube holder. So yummy!